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Board of Trustees

Eddie Prather, President

Mr. Prather is a lifelong educator and works to ensure educational opportunities are available to all students so that they may be prepared for the future.

Sherry Davis, Vice President

Mrs. Davis is a life-long resident of Tupelo. A graduate of Tupelo High, Mrs. Davis continued her education at Itawamba Community College and the University of Mississippi earning a B.A. in Business, a Liberal Arts degree in Biology and a Masters in Educational Leadership. She began her teaching career at Tupelo Middle where she earned the honor of Tupelo Public School District Teacher of the Year and the Wal-mart /Phi Delta Kappa National Teacher of the Year. In 2002, she became a National Board Certified Teacher in Science, and later taught Biology for five years at Tupelo High School. She is currently an Anatomy & Physiology Instructor at Itawamba Community College with 23 years of teaching experience



    Board Meeting Dates

    2017 Regular Board Meeting Schedule


    December 13, 2016 Noon, HLC January 17 Noon, HLC

    February 14 Noon, HLC
    5:00 pm (Tupelo Middle School)


    March 21 Work Session (9:00-11:30 am), HLC
    Noon, HLC


    April 11 Noon, HLC
    5:00 pm (Tupelo High School)


    May 9 Noon, HLC
    5:00 pm (Milam Elementary)

    June 13 Noon, HLC

    June 15-16 or Board Retreat
    June 29-30

    July 25 Noon, HLC
    5:00 pm FY18 Budget Hearing

    August 8 Noon, HLC

    September 12 Noon, HLC
    5:00 pm (Lawhon)

    October 10 Noon, HLC
    5:00 pm (Joyner Elementary)

    November 14 Work Session (9:00-11:30 am), HLC
    Noon, HLC
    (also Learning Foundation Board Meeting)

    December 12 Noon, HLC

    Board Policies

    Board Agendas

    Click Here for TPSD board agendas.

    Rob Hudson, Secretary


    Joe Babb, Board Member

    Joe Babb is a CPA and a shareholder with Eaton, Babb & Smith, P.A, a regional public accounting firm. Joe is married to the former Lauren McGee and they have 3 children – Cate, Ava, and Jack. The Babbs are active members of First United Methodist Church.

    Kenneth Wheeler, Board Member

    Ken Wheeler, a Tupelo native and attended both Lee County and Tupelo Public Schools, is a 1983 graduate of Austin Peay State University. He was reappointed to serve a second term on the School Board. He is the Director of Security Services at North Mississippi Medical Center and is married to Cheryl Wheeler. They have 2 adult children.